1939 to 2021 – the Classic Rally returns
Thursday, Start 6pm, Puerto Portals; Friday, beginning at 8:30 a.m.; Saturday, starting at 8 a.m.
The eighteenth Rally Classic Puerto Portals is over three days starting Thursday. The classic car rally has always been a popular event and this year features cars as new as 2021 and as old as 1939.
The true Veteran class is represented by a 1939 BMW 328, a 1948 Bentley Old Number One and 1957 and 1958 MG MGA Roadsters. From Ferrari and Porsche to Ford Escort, Original Mini and Citroën 2CV, a whole range of manufactured automobiles will be on the streets of Mallorca. These are mainly Tramuntana roads once they depart from Puerto Portals, although on Saturday there is a route between Santa Margalida and Sineu.
Paco de Lucia Festival – Niño de Elche
Thursday, 8 p.m., Teatre Principal, C. Riera 2, Palma
Paco de Lucía died in 2014. From Algeciras and the greatest flamenco guitarist of all time, he had a close connection to Mallorca. He had a home on the island.
Part of the income from the Paco de Lucía Festival in Mallorca goes to educational projects run by the Paco de Lucía Foundation. His wife Gabriela says that this initiative is the right thing to do he would have fought – Support for young people. “And as a citizen of Palma I am very happy.” Palma’s Councilor for Culture Antoni Noguera says that “Palma is honored to host this festival”.
There are concerts from Wednesday to Sunday. It’s hard to single out one as the artists are all top notch, but let’s go to Francisco Contreras Molina, better known as Niño de Elche. From Elche in Alicante, his family was originally from Granada. He started singing flamenco very young ageand he is now recognized – at the age of 37 – as one of the leading innovators, crossing flamenco with jazz and electronica.